CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Holiday Tags

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This week the CTC Crew is taking inspiration from their favourite holiday tag.

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This week, I'm taking my inspiration from a variety of tags in the Holiday Catalogue.  I started with the one on the left in the photo above.

Stampin' Up! Joyous Noel Holiday Tag - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a 2" strip of Whisper White card stock and added the paper from the Joyous Noel Specialty pack and then used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch to create the decorative top. I decided to go a bit brighter with the Shaded Spruce card stock and then heat embossed the greeting in white. I even got out the sewing machine to add the stitching to the top and bottom and to give the tag a bit more pop I added some Real Red ribbon behind it. I finished with the cute holly from the Peaceful Poinsettia stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Joyous Noel Holiday Tag - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

These tags are in Very Vanilla and I've added some of the designer paper from the Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Paper.  The strips were a bit short so I added the greeting from the Peaceful Noel Stamp set at the bottom with a little strip of glimmer paper. I then added some embellishments made from bits I had sitting around on my craft table.

Stampin' Up! Festive Farmhouse Holiday Tag - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This final tag is one of my very favourites and I have used it previously as a layout for a card here. I think the original sample was wider, but I wanted to stay with my 2" wide design. I think it all fit quite well in the end.

Project Details
Stamps Peaceful Noel, Peaceful Poinsettia, Dashing Deer
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, Joyous Noel Glimmer paper, Joyous Noel Specialty DSP, Festive Farmhouse DSP
 Ink Old Olive, Berry Burst, Versamark
Accessories Vanilla Baker's Twine, Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon, Rhinestones, 1/8" Real Red Solid ribbon, 3/8" Real Red Mixed Satin ribbon
Tools     Layering Circles Framelits, Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies, Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, 11/2" Circle punch, White EP, Heat gun

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Toil & Trouble

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This week is our 200th blog hop sharing the inspiration from CASE-ing the Stampin' Up! catalogues.  We're at the last section of the Holiday Catalogue - Toil and Trouble on pages 48-55.

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This week, I'm taking my inspiration from the card above on the inside back cover of the Holiday Catalogue. It  uses the Hung with Care host set, but I have chosen to make a birthday card using the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set instead.  

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

As you can see, I've stayed close to the layout of the sample card. The base card is Gray Granite, which is a fabulous warm neutral and fast becoming a favourite. I've stamped the Buffalo Check in Gray Granite on Whisper White and added a narrow border of Berry Burst to give it some pop. 

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The large stitched oval has been dry embossed with the Subtle Dynamic embossing folder to provide extra texture. The flowers on the bouquet were die cut from watercolour paper and I spritzed them with Frost White shimmer mist to which I added a couple of drops of Berry Burst re-inker. It resulted in a variety of different shades of sparkly pink in the flower clusters. Small circles of Sparkle Glimmer were added on the reverse to the flower centres. 

I wrapped a piece of Burlap ribbon around the stems and tied the Baker's Twine bow before adhering the stem to the embossed oval. The flower clusters were then added to the stem and popped up at different heights. I created my own version of the 3D word by adhering multiple layers together with the Sparkle Glimmer on top.

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For the inside I have a double mat, echoing the narrow border of Berry Burst from the front. I stamped a stem from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set in Old Olive and added a leftover flower cluster to it. At the bottom is a strip of the spotted Gray Granite designer paper sitting on the deorative border created with a die from the Bouncing Baby Framelits. The greeting is from the Perennial Birthday stamp set.

  Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
The card is very sparkly, but unfortunately I haven't been able to capture that in the photos.

Project Details
Stamps Beautiful Bouquet, Perennial Birthday
Card stock & Papers Gray Granite, Whisper White, Berry Burst, Granny Apple Green, Old Olive, Watercolour paper, Neutrals DSP Stack, Sparkle Glimmer 
 Ink Old Olive, Berry Burst, Versamark
Accessories Silver Baker's Twine, Burlap Ribbon
Tools     Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Layering Ovals Framelits, Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Bouncing Baby Framelits, Merry Christmas Thinlits, Celebrate You Thinlits Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, white EP, Heat gun

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Country Lane

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Holiday Catalogue! This week the Crew are taking inspiration from the Country Lane section on pages 42-47.  

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This week I couldn't wait to create with one of my favourite stamp sets from the Holiday Catalogue - Country Home. The lovely line images are fabulous for colouring in whatever medium you prefer and I like the flexibility of the mix and match options with the flowers and containers and the sweet label you can add if you wish. I've taken my inspiration from the card above from the bottom of page 42, that I've cropped out so you can get a better look.  Looking at the way the flowers had been used, got me thinking about another option for them and that is the direction my card took. 

Stampin' Up! Country Home - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

You can see that I've taken queues from the layout of the sample card as well. I started with a Crumb Cake card base and layered the Blackberry Bliss cross-hatch design from the Country Lane Designer Series Paper onto Whisper white with a tiny border. I cut another piece of Crumb Cake and stitched around it with my craft sewing machine (not that well, so don't look hard, lol) to give the effect of a border without adding another layer. I then spritzed it with water and embossed it with the Tin Tile Dynamic embossing folder and adhered it to the Blackberry Bliss layer. 

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The flowers were stamped in Early Espresso ink and then coloured with Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers and fussy cut. I cut a circle using the 1 3/4" circle punch and folded it in half  and glued it together to make my terracotta bowl, which was coloured with the Cajun Craze Stampin' Blends. I could have cut it from Cajun Craze cardstock, but I wanted to control the intensity of the colour. 

I have used the greeting from the Varied Vases stamp set and layered it on the Crushed Curry design from the Country Lane DSP. On the left is a Galvanized Clip with a bow of Fresh Fig 1/8" Sheer ribbon attached with a glue dot.


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For the inside, the Crushed Curry designer paper is layered onto Fresh Fig card stock with a narrow border and then the white writing panel centred over it. A narrow strip of the cross-hatch designer paper at the bottom of the writing panel grounds the 2 vases. The large one is cut with the Vases Builder punch in Whisper White and coloured with Cajun Craze Stampin' Blends and the second is a design from the Varied Vases stamp set and also cropped with the Vases Builder punch.  

Stampin' Up! Country Home - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Country Home, Varied Vases
Card stock & Papers Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Fresh Fig, Country Lane DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry, Fresh Fig
Accessories Galvanized Clips, Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, Fresh Fig 1/8" Sheer Ribbon
Tools     Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers, Dimensionals, Vases Builder punch, 1 3/4" Circle punch, Sewing machine

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Joyous Noel

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Holiday Catalogue! This week the Crew are taking inspiration from the Joyous Noel section on pages 28-35.  Don't forget, if you are in Australia and don't yet have your own copy of the Holiday Catalogue, then please get in touch as I'd love to pop a complimentary copy in the post for you.

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This week, I'm taking my inspiration from green card above with the bauble, from page 34 of the Holiday Catalogue. I have taken the basic layout from this card to create my card using the Wishing You Well stamp set. This is a lovely stamp set that works for many occasions, so you will get heaps of mileage from it. It is a one of the new distINKtive style stamp sets that creates beautiful shading with just one impression of the stamp. Here is the stamp set, in case it passed you by. 

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I've created a birthday card using the pretty bouquet as the focus for my card.  My card base is Whisper White and I added some strips of the Highland Heather spotted designer paper on the sides. The birthday greeting from the retired Cottage Greetings stamp set was stamped in the centre of a panel of Whisper White card stock and then embossed it with the lovely Tufted embossing folder.

Stampin' Up! Wishing You Well - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I stamped the bouquet in Tranquil Tide ink and added the flowers in Highland Heather and Daffodil Delight and cropped it with the Layering Ovals Framelits and layered it on a scalloped mat in Highland Heather.

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For the inside, I partially stamped the bouquet in the top corner of the writing panel and added the flowers in Highland Heather and layered it on a mat of Highland Heather.


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Here is a view from the top. The Tufted embossing folder adds a lovely soft texture to this card.

Stampin' Up! Wishing You Well - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

Project Details
Stamps Wishing You Well, Cottage Greetings (retired)
Card stock & Papers Highland Heather, Whisper White, Subtles DSP stack
 Ink Tranquil Tide, Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight
Accessories Rhinestones Basic Jewels, 1/8" Pineapple Punch Grosgrain
Tools     Layering Ovals Framelits,Tufted Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Dimensionals

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Santa's Workshop

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Holiday Catalogue! This week the Crew are taking inspiration from the Santa's Workshop section on pages 18-27. This section contains lots of great products and samples in so many different styles. Don't forget, if you are in Australia and don't yet have your own copy of the Holiday Catalogue, then please get in touch as I'd love to pop a complimentary copy in the post for you.

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This week, I'm taking my inspiration from the card above, on page 23 of the Holiday Catalogue. I have taken the basic layout from this card and created my own version using the So Santa stamp set. This is a fun, lighthearted stamp set that has Santa on a scooter; in the kitchen and on the beach which is great for our Summer Christmas. Here is the stamp set, in case it passed you by. I love the greeting, 'Ho! Ho! Ho!, Who needs snow?'.

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I've chosen one of my favourite Christmas colour combos of Real Red and Pool Party, which is fresh and contemporary and perfect for these fun images. 

Stampin' Up! So Santa - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the background, I chose to dry emboss a separate panel of card stock with the Maps Etc dynamic embossing folder and then spritzed it with Frost White shimmer mist (made with Isocol rubbing alcohol and a few drops of Frost White shimmer paint) to give it a lovely shimmer, which unfortunately doesn't show up very well in photos. I thought the embossed design was appropriate as I'm sure Santa must do a lot of zigzagging to deliver to every house!

  Stampin' Up! So Santa - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the art panel I stamped Santa on his scooter on a piece of Whisper White and coloured him with my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. There are some small areas in the image, so the fine tip end of the marker is the way to go.  I silver embossed some stars, masking off Santa first and then added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter on his suit trim with a glue pen, for more sparkle. The finishing touch is the wooden 'merry' from the Festive Farmhouse elements. The elements are a grey colour, but I dabbed on some Frost White shimmer paint with a sponge dauber and now it is a lovely silver colour. In keeping with the sample layout, I added some of the Real Red striped designer paper to the sides of the art panel and then a mat of Real Red to make it pop from the background.


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For the inside I have a Real Red mat for my writing panel with another strip of the Real Red striped designer paper at the bottom. I stamped the holly image from the Peaceful Poinsettia stamp set on each side and coloured with Stampin' Blends.

Stampin' Up! So Santa - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps So Santa, Peaceful Poinsettia, Night in Bethlehem
Card stock & Papers Pool Party, Real Red, Whisper White, Regals DSP stack
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories Festive Farmhouse Elements, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Tools     Maps Etc Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends Tombow glue, Silver EP, Heat gun, Shimmer paint, Sponge dauber, Glue pen

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Festive Farmhouse

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Holiday Catalogue! This week the Crew are taking inspiration from the Festive Farmhouse section on pages 12-17. Don't forget, if you are in Australia and don't yet have your own copy of the Holiday Catalogue, then please get in touch as I'd love to pop a complimentary copy in the post for you.

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This week, I'm taking my inspiration from the card above, on page 17 of the Holiday Catalogue. I've cropped the image, so you can see it more clearly. I'm taking a break from Christmas cards this week, so I've used one of the lovely all-purpose stamp sets that are in the Holiday Catalogue. By that I mean, it is one that is not holiday specific, called Country Home

  Stampin' Up! Country Home, Buffalo Check & Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've incorporated a number of other new products as well, to create a country feel to my card. The card base is Gray Granite and the next layer is also Gray Granite and embossed with the lovely Tin Tile Dynamic embossing folder. I'm old enough to remember pressed tin (as we called them) ceilings, which were much more interesting to look at than our modern white plaster (IMHO!). The banner  has been stamped in Pool Party ink with the Buffalo Check background stamp. With this stamp you can create your gingham in any colour you want. Unfortunately, I wasn't brave enough to get the sewing machine out and go around the embossed panel, but I think it would have made it pop, as it did in the sample.

Stampin' Up! Country Home, Buffalo Check & Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
The focus image is the lovely jug of flowers from the Country Home stamp set. The stamp set also includes a milk churn, another floral image to mix and match with the jug and a variety of large and small greetings. I have stamped the jug first and then the flowers on top, using Early Espresso ink which is perfectly fine to use with your Stampin' Blends if you want an alternative to black. The stamps are photopolymer, making it very easy to line them up. I've fussy cut the image and then popped it up on foam pads on the largest stitched oval which has a mat of Calypso Coral. The greeting is from the Darling Label stamp set and has been cropped with the stitched label from the Stitched Labels Framelits.

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For the inside, I have stamped part of the floral image in the bottom corner of the writing panel and coloured with Stampin' Blends.

Stampin' Up! Country Home, Buffalo Check & Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 

Project Details
Stamps Country Home, Darling Label, Buffalo Check
Card stock & Papers Gray Granite, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Pool Party
 Ink Early Espresso, Pool Party
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels, White Baker's Twine
Tools     Stitched Labels Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody)

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - All is Bright

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Welcome to the very first week of CASE-ing the fabulous Holiday Catalogue! You will be able to purchase all of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue from 5 September (only 3 more sleeps!). This week the CTC crew are taking inspiration from the All is Bright section on pages 4-11. If you are in Australia and don't yet have your own copy of the Holiday Catalogue, then please get in touch as I'd love to pop a complimentary copy in the post for you.

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I have taken my inspiration from this tag on the bottom left of page 8 of the Holiday Catalogue. Instead of a tag, I decided to scale up the layout into a card.

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have chosen Gray Granite for my card base and 2 coordinating designs from the Festive Farmhouse Designer Paper, with Cherry Cobbler accents to bring it together. You can see I've kept the asymmetric layout with the designer paper, adding Cherry Cobbler mats for some pop and a Cherry Cobbler stitched circle as the base for the deer. 

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The lovely filigree deer from the Dashing Deer stamp set was stamped in Early Espresso ink and cropped with the coordinating dies. Fussy cutting those antlers would not be fun! I recommend using your Stamparatus or stamping platform so that you can get a really rich colour on the deer. The greeting from Peaceful Poinsettia has been masked and stamped in Cherry Cobbler to get one line only and the ends have been flagged. The holly, also from Peaceful Poinsettia, adds a pop of colour with some pine fronds from the Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits in Call Me Clover underneath the holly. 

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I have used a similar layout for the inside, adding the holly in the corners for a nice pop of colour.

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

Project Details
Stamps Dashing Deer, Peaceful Poinsettia
Card stock & Papers Gray Granite, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Call Me Clover, Festive Farmhouse DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Cherry Cobber
Accessories Metallic Pearls (Gold)
Tools     Detailed Deer Thinlits, Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin' Blends (Call Me Clover, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler)

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Graceful Glass

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This is our last week (for now) in the Annual Catalogue, as we will be starting to look at the fabulous new Holiday Catalogue from next week. This week however, we are taking inspiration from the Graceful Glass section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 164-179.

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I have been busy for the last few days prepping and running a class, so I left it to today to make my card. I had selected the card above for my inspiration, but it led me on a merry dance. I do not have the Bouquet Blooms Bundle used in this sample, but had in mind exactly what I would replace it with. Well, I got there eventually and I'm reasonably happy with the final product. Unfortunately I ran out of natural light as the afternoon became very gloomy in Melbourne.  We've had our allocation of sunshine for now, it seems. So here it is:

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The base card is my favourite Balmy Blue and I've stamped the leaf from the 'Share What You Love' stamp set on 2 sides in Balmy Blue ink. For the art panel I have used thick Whisper White and embossed it with the 'Subtle' embossing folder to add interest and texture.  I added the cute scallop trim from the Bouncing Baby Framelits to the edge.  Next came the die cut wreath in Crumb Cake, using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits.

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I've used the 'Beautiful Bouquet' stamp set and coordinating Bouquet Bunch Framelits to stamp and die cut my cluster of flowers and leaves and arranged them on the right side of the wreath, popping them up at different heights.  I cut a few strips of whisper white and using the Stamparatus, stamped a set of flowers in each colour, so I could play around with the placement. The greeting from 'Varied Vases' stamp set was popped under the flowers. I added some tiny rhinestones to the little blue flowers and popped the silver and white twine bow underneath one. 

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For the inside I have a double mat, with a strip of Crumb Cake striped designer paper at the bottom. I've added a little cluster of flowers in the corner, from the leftover bits and pieces.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 

Project Details
Stamps Beautiful Bouquet, Varied Vases, Share What You Love
Card stock & Papers Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green
 Ink Balmy Blue, Pineapple Punch, Highland Heather, Melon Mambo, Early Espresso
Accessories Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Silver & White Baker's Twine
Tools     Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Bouncing Baby Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Tranquil Textures

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We are still in the Artistic Expressions section of the Annual Catalogue and this week the CTC crew are taking inspiration from Tranquil Textures on pages 154-163.

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I'm channelling spring today, with my inspiration coming from the card above, on page 161 of the Annual Catalogue with the pretty blossom flowers. It has been a very cold winter in Melbourne this year and blossom trees herald the arrive of spring. It can't come soon enough for me! I get to enjoy this gorgeous blossom tree that is in the neighbour's front yard to give me hope that the warmer weather will arrive soon. I even managed to get some blue sky in the photo during the sunny break today.

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I started with a piece of Shimmery White paper and used my aqua painter and Balmy Blue ink pad to create a soft wash of blue for the background. I then stamped the branches from the 'Colorful Seasons' stamp set and mounted it onto the Blushing Bride mat. The blossoms were stamped in Blushing Bride ink with Soft Suede for the centres and then cropped with the coordinating dies from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I chose to use a different sentiment from the same stamp set which I think works well with spring being a time of renewal. I embossed it in Early Espresso on vellum card stock. You can do this with any colour by inking your stamp in Versamark first and then in the ink colour of your choice and stamp onto the card stock. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat. I attached it with narrow double sided tape on the left because it was going to be under the linen thread and the blossom flower on the right.

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I used my bone folder to slightly curve the petals upward for some extra dimension and popped them up on the branches. I finished with the double row of linen thread down the side and a scattering of pretty pearls. A strip of wood grain designer paper was added to the left edge of the Crumb Cake card base and the finished art panel was popped on foam pads

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For the inside I have a mat of Blushing Bride for the writing panel and at the bottom is the die cut branch from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits in Soft Suede card stock and I've added a few more blossoms and pearls to finish.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Colorful Seasons
Card stock & Papers Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Shimmery White, Vellum, Wood Textures DSP
 Ink Balmy Blue, Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, Versamark
Accessories Linen Thread, Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
Tools     Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Big Shot, Clear EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Aqua painter

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Nature's Poem

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This week the CTC crew are taking inspiration from Nature's Poem on pages 142-153 of the Annual Catalogue. All of the projects in this section are about nature and the outdoors. I got a bit ahead of myself with last week's project, but never mind, there are lots of lovely projects left to choose from.

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This week, I've taken my inspiration from this card (above) on Page 144 of the Annual Catalogue. I was really taken with the Blackberry Bliss designer paper in this sample. I think I'm a bit obsessed with the purple tones at the moment, but I'm sure I'll move on soon, lol. This card provided me with the opportunity to ink up the 'Rooted in Nature' stamp set for the first time. The skeleton leaves are one of my favourite images from this set and are perfect for making your own beautiful designer backgrounds as well.

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When I opened the pack and saw the Blackberry Bliss paper, it was actually much darker than shown in the sample, so I wanted to lighten it up a bit. I heat embossed the sentiment from 'Ribbon of Courage' directly onto the designer paper and then adhered it to the Copper Foil mat and onto my thick Very Vanilla card base, leave some vanilla showing on each side. I did consider using copper embossing powder, but I don't think it would have shown up as well. Instead I've used an ivory embossing powder (not Stampin' Up!) and it looks lovely in real life. 

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I decided to go for a 'less is more' approach to the embellishment by adding a shorter strip of Burlap Ribbon on the right hand side and then adding my stamped skeleton leaves in a random arrangement using glue dots. I added the bow in Fresh Fig 1/8" Sheer Ribbon, which works well with Blackberry Bliss and finished with a copper leaf from the Leaves Trinkets as an alternative to the tag in the sample. You can see the details in the leaves and the lovely copper trinket in this closeup.

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For the inside, I have a double mat of Copper Foil and Blackberry Bliss card stock and then I've added some more of the smaller stamped and fussy cut skeleton leaves at the bottom of the writing panel to finish. There is a coordinating die for the skeleton leaves, but I wanted a closer cut and they are very quick to fussy cut.

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I found this card very hard to photograph and I'm not sure I've done it justice. However, the colour is much closer to real life than the sample!

Project Details
Stamps Rooted in Nature, Ribbon of Courage
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss, Copper Foil, Nature's Poem Designer Paper
 Ink Versamark, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Grapefruit Grove, Mint Macaron
Accessories Burlap Ribbon, Fresh Fig 1/8" Sheer Ribbon, Leaves Trinkets
Tools     Ivory EP (not SU), Heat gun, Glue Dots

 

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